Battery drinker heater?!? HELP!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kerrybanks1990, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. kerrybanks1990

    kerrybanks1990 New Egg

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    I'm hoping someone can help me!

    I have been trying to find a heat mat/pad for my drinker to stop freezing, but only seem to be able to find mains powered ones.

    Does anyone know of any way to heat a drinker off a battery rather than mains?

    Thanks in advance guys :)
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Since generating heat with electricity takes a lot of energy, it's impractical to do so with battery or solar.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it takes a lot of energy to generate heat in the cold. If you don't have access to commercial power, a rubber water bowl might be a good idea. Just knock the ice out in the morning and refill.

    Chris
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Another option keep secondary waterers filled in your home and switch, this is what we do for non hydro accessed coops.
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    That's what I do. I have power to my coops and run but it's just too ****** expensive to try to heat the waterers.

    I swap out the waterers when the base starts getting slushy. I bring them in and set them on the shelf by the wood stove to thaw. Then I trot out with warmed waterers to replace those. I maybe have to do it but twice on a ten degree day. My leg work is sure cheaper than the co-op bill.
     

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